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Good running passett suddenly dtops on the road and wont crank, it did not get hot and no belts broak macanic said that the head was messed up and some pistons were hit?

The 1999 1.8 turbo gas volkswagon passtt with 170000 miles good timing belts just stops on the road and wont crank, and it did not hot it just locked up?

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